Meaning and Definition of Population | Concept and What is.

What is the Population?

The population is a term defined since the demographics and designates the number of people living in a particular place in a moment in particular. Although it is a concept that is defined in rather simple terms, the study of the population is undoubtedly of great contribution to multiple disciplines.

You have adequate knowledge about the population of a given territory has strong implications in the planning and decisions that can be taken to this place in terms of politics, economy, health, education, housing and preservation of the environment, among others.

As already mentioned, who takes charge of the population study is the discipline of demography. Demography brings in lathe to the more specific elements, for example, the size, distribution and composition of a given population. In addition, the demographics puts special emphasis on two aspects, the natural movement of the population and its spatial movement. The first one refers to the movement that is generated from the births and deaths occurring among its members, while the second movement is one that is generated from the migrations of people. Thanks to all these data, demographic proves to be a contribution of great importance to the study of the evolution of the population over time.

In terms of the world's population, the experts dare to say that it is about to reach the 6.700.000.000 million people. It is not easy to achieve these figures, however, the existing come mostly from surveys, official documents in which a nation manages to learn the components of its population, which not only includes the number of people that live in a particular place, but also provides data concerning gender, social status, occupation, income, among others, of the people who compose it.
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